FBI tries to catch dangerous fugitive on the lam for years

HartinThen and possibly now.Now that that other one is out of the way, the FBI is launching a campaign to find John J. Hartin, a Dorchester man who fled the area after being charged with five counts of statutory rape in 1993.

The FBI says there's a $25,000 reward for whoever provides information leading to Hartin's capture. According to the FBI, Hartin "is wanted for allegedly abusing two young children he befriended," specifically, two boys, then 8 and 9.

Hartin today is 42 and 5'8" tall. At the time he fled, he was 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was working as a security guard, but had studied graphic and computer arts in college. The lifelong (up to that point, at any rate) Dorchester resident "should be considered armed and dangerous," the bureau says.

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